So what is Slow Food?
According to Slow Food USA, it’s “an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.”
With values like that, it’s no surprise we have a chapter based in Truckee.
Elevated Fitness in South Lake Tahoe, California, creates electricity through human power. From their spin bikes to their water-rowers, all of Elevated Fitness’ cardio equipment use small generators and inverters that capture the human energy and convert it to usable electricity that is delivered back to the grid. Because they generate more power than they consume, Elevated Fitness becomes only the third carbon-neutral gym on the entire planet, and the only one in the United States.
Running a ski resort takes a lot of energy. Lifts, snow making, lights, etc. Just so we can have fun and be comfortable.
But electricity causes pollution, right? Not if you tap into the wind like some of our ski resorts. read more →
His attention to detail and endless pursuit of knowledge to protect the things he loves are well known by everyone who has had the pleasure to ski, bike, kayak or climb with him.
Following family and friends, Bret’s passions include protecting the playground he enjoys daily by practicing what he preaches, and through his new green business, Healthy Home Consultants.
Bob had a great idea.
Growing up in Kings Beach you see, Bob always shared something in common with his neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Bear.
Yes, Bob loves trash.
Located in Incline Village, the U.C. Davis Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences building has received a Platinum LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
What a perfect tribute to our preservation efforts.
Talk about a Tahoe classic featuring locally made products.
New Moon Natural Foods has been open in Tahoe City for 30 years. Wow!
Get a cup of Fair Trade coffee (or tea) and join other conscious locals and coffee drinkers around the globe to celebrate World Fair Trade Day with the Fair Trade Coffee Break on May 12th at Gaia Licious in South Lake Tahoe from 9:30am to noon.
Local artist, Gina Stowell, will be creating Henna and Glitter Tattoos by donation. And, bring your drum to join the circle of vibration.
Sunset magazine has named the Truckee Donner Land Trust as one of their 2012 Environmental Award winners. Independence Lake won in the category of best lake or lakeshore preservation. As an award winner, the Land Trust joins the ranks of the most creative and effective environmental organizations in the West. read more →
Have you ever been to a Seed Swap? Bring your own seeds to swap or find rare, locally grown Heirloom varieties during the 3rd Annual Seed Swap in Minden on March 3 from 10am to 3pm. Hungry Mothers Organics seeds for flowers, heirloom vegetables, trees, and shrubs been proven to grow in the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe.
If you don’t have your own seeds, that’s ok. Hungry Mothers Organics only asks for a small donation.
Join the band.
Now there’s another reason to buy a hybrid besides helping Mother Earth.
Free Preferred Parking at Sierra-at-Tahoe.
Passionate about Pollination
by Julie Brown, Moonshine Ink
This story is reprinted from the October 2011 issue of Moonshine Ink.
Kevin Drake is not a beekeeper. But he is all about pollination.
Under the umbrella of Kings Beach Common Grounds, Drake has partnered with the Kings Beach Family Resource Center and other Kings Beach community members and leaders to create a community garden and plant flowers that will attract native pollinators.
Here’s your chance to check 0ut homes in South Lake Tahoe that have incorporated solar electricity, hot water and heating systems.
The free annual Solar Home Tour in South Lake Tahoe presented by Tahoe Solar Designs takes place Saturday, October 1st, from 10am to 1pm.
Mixed-Greens is a business and industries mixer that focuses on local and regional sustainable business promotion and connection.
The sustainable event taking place September 14th in Sparks, NV will feature local, organic, and sustainable foods, host an array of featured green businesses and non-profits, and include live music and a mixed-materials green fashion show.
This print shop has been a staple on South Shore for 23 years.
And, it’s owner is quickly becoming one of our newest green entrepreneurs.
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) 2010 Best in the Basin Awards recognize projects demonstrating exceptional planning, design, and compatibility with the Lake Tahoe environment.
It’s the 21st year for these coveted awards that showcase local community efforts to protect and restore our fragile watershed. The before and after transformations are truly impressive.
He cut his teeth with Robert Redford building the award-winning eco-friendly Spa at Sundance Resort in Utah in 2001.
Meet David Hansen, Director of Engineering at Embassy Suites Resort in South Lake Tahoe.
At Sundance, Hansen and his “green” team were given creative license to build a spa that would reflect Redford’s life long stewardship practices and merge nature into the overall sustainable design. Sharing the same philosophies, Hansen and Redford made the perfect team.
The California Tahoe Conservancy will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Thursday, September 16, with a party that fittingly takes place on the shores of the very lake it works so hard to preserve, protect and enhance. Commons Beach in Tahoe City.
Here’s an interesting note. A few of the Conservancy Board members have been with the agency since day one, illustrative of how much they love this place we call home.
Congratulations CTC. Check out the new Lake Tahoe license plate at the event too. read more →
Celebrate locally grown food and community spirit at the Shaw Family Farm’s Feast in the Field dinner on Saturday, August 21 in Truckee.
A portion of the proceeds will go to support Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s nutritional education outreach program for children.
Green Onesies and Twosies now available.
These guys define our mountain spirit.
Young, conscious and entrepreneurial. read more →
The 2nd annual Tahoe GreenFEST with 60 exhibitors promotes green living practices will take place July 10-11, 2010 at Kings Beach.
Celebrate sustainable living with live music, local and organic foods, beer and wine tasting, and activities for the whole family.
A group of local eco-entrepreneurs is on a mission. To establish a permanent food waste collection service for the entire Lake Tahoe region, and convert it into valuable compost.
To fulfill this dream, Compost Tahoe needs funding and has entered the Beat Waste Startup Challenge.
Help bring a year-round compost program to Lake Tahoe. Vote now.
As people become more aware of the health hazards associated with soaking in and breathing in harsh hot tub chemicals, and the environmental hazards associated with releasing chemically treated spa water into the environment, they have begun to seek out “green” alternatives to protect their health and the planet.
Truckee resident and entrepreneur, Jane Weeks, is helping people take these crucial steps by developing, manufacturing and selling a completely non-toxic hot tub treatment.
The Cedar House Sport Hotel located in Truckee is a leader in the hotel industry for integrating green building practices into its overall design and guest services.
And, its gardens borrow some early ingenuity from an old Tahoe classic, Vikingsholm.
Lake Tahoe Cruises & Zephyr Cove Resort is providing a free cruise on the MS Dixie and Earth Day activities to local school children on Earth Day, April 22, 2009.
Sorry, the cruise is totally booked, but there are lots of other cruises running daily to get you on the lake.
SiGBA is proud to announce its first Certified Green Building Professional training class to be held April 24-25 in Truckee.
SIGBA is partnering with Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe (CATT) and Build-it Green to provide local contractors with the opportunity to develop their qualifications and credibility as green building professionals.
It’s becoming more affordable and easy to build green and live green.
We have some of the most innovative green building designers, builders, renovators and providers of sustainable and green living products.
South Shore has started to evolve into the Green World, with its first custom-built green hotel.
It’s a mouthful.
Organic and Biodynamic wine tasting and sustainable fare.